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Transit Development in Rock Mechanics: Recognition, Thinking and Innovation

Transit Development in Rock Mechanics: Recognition, Thinking and Innovation

Meifeng Cai

October 20, 2014

Transit Development in Rock Mechanics—Recognition, Thinking and Innovation contains 150 papers presented at the 3rd ISRM International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics (8-10 November 2014, Xi’an, China). The volume focusses on the transitional development in rock mechanics research from...

Rock Fall Engineering

Rock Fall Engineering

Duncan C. Wyllie

September 24, 2014

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory...

Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses

Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses

R. Alejano, Áurea Perucho, Claudio Olalla, Rafael Jiménez

May 12, 2014

Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses covers the most important topics and state-of-the-art in the area of rock mechanics, with an emphasis on structures in and on rock masses. The 255 contributions (including 6 keynote lectures) from the 2014 ISRM European Rock...

Geotechnics of Organic Soils and Peat

Geotechnics of Organic Soils and Peat

Bujang B.K. Huat, Arun Prasad, Afshin Asadi, Sina Kazemian

February 18, 2014

Peat and organic soils commonly occur as extremely soft, wet, unconsolidated surficial deposits that are an integral part of wetland systems. These types of soils can give rise to geotechnical problems in the area of sampling, settlement, stability, in situ testing, stabilisation and construction....

Rock Mechanics for Resources, Energy and Environment

Rock Mechanics for Resources, Energy and Environment

Marek Kwasniewski, Dariusz Lydzba

September 11, 2013

This book contains the Proceedings of EUROCK 2013 – The 2013 ISRM International Symposium, which was held on 23-26 September 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland. The Symposium was organized by the ISRM National Group POLAND and the Institute of Geotechnics and Hydrotechnics of the Wroclaw Institute of...

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition

William A. Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta, Randall K. Martin

August 30, 2013

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added,...

Mining of Mineral Deposits

Mining of Mineral Deposits

Genadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Mykhaylo Illiashov

August 22, 2013

In the last decades coal production capacity has increased rapidly and its quality, power and the reliability of equipment has steadily improved. Moreover, stability of production processes can be controlled better. In connection with that, unification of scientific schools...

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods

Xia-Ting Feng, John A. Hudson, Fei Tan

May 17, 2013

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods contains the contributions presented at the 3rd ISRM SINOROCK Symposium (Shanghai, China, 18–20 June 2013). The papers contribute to the further development of the overall rock engineering design process through the sequential linkage...

Rock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art

Rock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art

Jian Zhao, Jianchun Li

May 13, 2013

Rock dynamics studies the response of rock materials and rock masses under dynamic loading conditions. In the last a couple of decades, the development of experimental and computational techniques has been able to capture the progress of fracturing in microsecond steps, allowing the exploration on...

True Triaxial Testing of Rocks

True Triaxial Testing of Rocks

Marek Kwasniewski, Xiaochun Li, Manabu Takahashi

August 06, 2012

This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission...

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition

William G. Pariseau

September 29, 2011

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended second edition includes an additional chapter on rock bursts and bumps, a part on...

Rock Mechanics: Achievements and Ambitions

Rock Mechanics: Achievements and Ambitions

Meifeng Cai

September 22, 2011

Rock Mechanics: Achievements and Ambitions contains the papers accepted for the 2nd ISRM International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics, which was sponsored by the ISRM and held on 14–16 October 2011 in Beijing, China, immediately preceding the 12th ISRM Congress on Rock Mechanics....